Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Diplotoxa messoria

Diplotoxa messoria (Fallén, 1820)

on Eleocharis


Larvae in the stems. However, Nartshuk (2017a) and Nartshuk & Andersen (2012a) write that species would live in rotting stems, which might indicate that the species might be a saprophagous rather than a parasite.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Eleocharis “macrostachya”, palustris, quinqueflora.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Brunberg Nielsen (2015a), Ismay (0000a), Nartshuk (2012a, 2017a), Nartshuk & Andersen (2012a), Nartshuk & Pakalniškis (2004a), Nartshuk, Polevoi & Przhiboro (2020a), Warrington & Perry (2020a).

Last modified 7.viii.2021